You’re not a patriot…

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

That is the first amendment of our constitution.  Journalism is the only profession explicitly named in the document that has made America unique in human history.  Our founding fathers recognized that a free press would act as an alert whistle to government overreach.

Today, our beloved leader called the press, “the opposition party.”

He takes offense at the media doing their jobs, the jobs the architects of our exquisite constitution found so crucial.  This follows our sitting president’s efforts to undermine and destroy well established institutions of journalism.

Think about that.  Our president is deliberately exerting his power to marginalize a news outlet that publishes content critical of him.  Our president opposes the first amendment.

I don’t like the second amendment.  I don’t like guns.  I still fully support gun owners and their rights because I believe in our constitution.  Nobody, not even the president, gets to select ala carte which parts of our constitution they believe to be valid.

We have systems in place to amend our constitution.  Don’t like part of it?  Work to amend it.  Don’t subvert it.  Especially, don’t subvert it if you’re the…um, president.

Don….I’ll call him Don because a president who disrespects the constitution I served to protect and the office I was bound to follow as the highest in the chain of command….doesn’t deserve my respect and insults the title of President, you are not a patriot.  You’re an insult to real Americans.  Real patriots died for our constitution.  You had bone spurs.  Now you’re having a tantrum that is unconstitutional.  It isn’t the press’ job to confirm the narrative you want.  It is their job to call bullshit.  A real patriot would celebrate that.

You’ve already diminished the office by your tweets, but please, by all means, show us the fake news the NY Times published.  Man up, you twitter bitch.  Put some actual facts in your posts.  “People tell me,” does not constitute evidence.  Your butt hurt does not make the Times fake news.  Until you produce something tangible, your words are sedition.

What do you have to prove to us that your disregard for our constitution is valid?

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